Double Old Fashioned Glass
Double Old-Fashioned Cocktails and the Double Old-Fashioned Glass
The old-fashioned cocktail has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century, and Hudson Grace's elegant and sophisticated barware is the perfect way to enjoy this classic drink. From high-quality bar tools to stylish glassware, Hudson Grace has everything you need to create the perfect old-fashioned in the comfort of your home.
The old-fashioned cocktail has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. According to Difford's Guide, the origins of the old-fashioned can be traced back to England, where the first aromatic bitters were created by London apothecary Richard Stoughton around 1690.
The cocktail, as we know it today, acquired its name and popularity in America. In the late 1700s, the old-fashioned was simply called the Whiskey Cocktail, and it consisted of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and water. The old fashioned underwent several changes over the years, including the addition of fruit and different types of spirits. The modern old-fashioned, as we know it today, was first mentioned in a newspaper article in 1881, which described the drink as "a spin-off from the old-fashioned whiskey cocktail."
The old-fashioned gained popularity throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, becoming a staple in many bars and taverns. It was even mentioned in the famous novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where the main character, Jay Gatsby, orders an old fashioned at a bar.
The classic old-fashioned is typically made with whiskey, sugar, bitters, and water and is garnished with an orange slice and a cherry. However, many variations of the old-fashioned exist, including those made with rum, gin, brandy, mezcal, and tequila. One of the most famous variations is the Manhattan, made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
One of the most famous variations of the old-fashioned is the Manhattan, which is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The Sazerac, made with rye whiskey, absinthe, and bitters, is another popular variation.
Making an Old-Fashioned Cocktail:
Hudson Grace's bar tools, such as a mixing glass, silverplate jiggers, and bar spoons, can help you accurately measure and mix your ingredients, ensuring that your old-fashioned is perfectly balanced.
The perfect glass for drinking an old-fashioned is a DOF glass or Rock Glass. These glasses are typically short and wide, with a thick base, making them ideal for cocktails on the rocks.
To make a classic old-fashioned, you will need:
- 2 ounces of whiskey
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 splash of water
- 1 orange slice
- 1 cherry
Instructions: Place the sugar cube in an old fashioned glass and saturate it with the bitters. Add the whiskey and a splash of water. Add a few ice cubes and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
To elevate your old-fashioned experience further, try experimenting with different bitters and syrups to add complexity and depth to your cocktail.
With Hudson Grace's high-quality barware and tools, you can create a classic old fashioned that rivals any cocktail you'd find at a high-end bar. So invite some friends, mix up some drinks, and enjoy a night of sophistication and style.
What is a DOF Glass?
The name "DOF glass" is a shorter, more convenient way of referring to the Double Old Fashioned glass. It's a common term in the hospitality industry, especially among bartenders and servers. This type of glassware is called a "Double Old Fashioned" because it is typically used to serve a double portion of an old-fashioned cocktail. As the popularity of the old-fashioned grew, so did the demand for a larger version of the traditional rock glass. This led to the creation of the Double Old Fashioned glass, which is typically taller and wider than a standard rocks glass, allowing for a larger serving of the cocktail.
Today, DOF glasses are often used to serve a variety of cocktails, not just the old-fashioned. They are also commonly used for serving neat spirits or mixed drinks on the rocks. Their large size and sturdy construction make them versatile and practical for many beverages.
What other cocktails are served in a DOF Glass?
Here are some popular cocktails that are also served in a DOF glass:
Manhattan: A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, typically served in a DOF glass.
Negroni: The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail made with gin, vermouth, and Campari. It is commonly served in a DOF glass, though some bartenders may use a rocks glass instead.
Sazerac: A Sazerac is a New Orleans cocktail made with rye whiskey, absinthe, and bitters. It is often served in a DOF glass, though some bartenders may prefer a stemmed cocktail glass for this drink.
Mojito: Although a Mojito is traditionally served in a highball glass, some bartenders prefer a DOF glass to serve this Cuban cocktail, especially if it is made in a larger portion.
Who was fashion for enjoying an Old-Fashioned Cocktail?
Many famous people throughout history have enjoyed the classic old fashioned cocktail. Some notable examples include:
George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise, is a known fan of the old-fashioned. He even featured the drink in one of his movies, "American Graffiti."
Don Draper, the lead character in the popular TV series "Mad Men," is often seen sipping on an old fashioned. The show is set in the 1960s when the cocktail was at the height of its popularity.
Ernest Hemingway, the famous writer and avid drinker, was known to enjoy an old fashioned from time to time. He was also a fan of many other classic cocktails, like the Daiquiri and the Mojito.
- Scott Fitzgerald, the author of "The Great Gatsby," was another fan of the old-fashioned. The drink even makes an appearance in his famous novel, where it is served at one of Gatsby's extravagant parties.
Oscar Wilde, the renowned writer and wit, was known to enjoy an old fashioned as well. He was known for his love of fine food and drink, and the old-fashioned was no exception.
Overall, the old-fashioned has been enjoyed by many famous figures throughout history, and its popularity continues to endure today. Whether you're a fan of movies, literature, or just a good cocktail, the old-fashioned is a classic that's worth trying.